Elect your
VP Equity and Sustainability


By-election for the VP Equity and Sustainability Role and Fall Referenda timeline:

  1. Notice of Election Period: September 26, 2022 to October 3, 2022
  2. Nomination Period: October 3, 2022 to October 17, 2022
  3. Campaigning Period: October 18, 2022 to November 1, 2022
  4. Voting Period: November 1, 2022 to November 3, 2022

Why you should run for a position on the Executive Committee:

The Vice-President Equity and Sustainability shall:

  • Communicate and liaise with all constituency groups and collectives representing marginalized communities on behalf of the Society;
  • Act as a liaise with relevant University organizations, offices and departments dedicated to the awareness and elimination of discrimination on behalf of the Society,
  • Work to advocate in partnership with marginalized groups on campus in the interest of furthering equity and social justice;
  • Organize training and workshops for directors, staff and Members on anti-oppression issues;
  • Be responsible for ensuring that all Directors and Staff receive anti-oppression training within the first semester of the elected term,
  • Represent the Society on social justice and equity issues such as disability justice, anti-racism, climate justice and sustainable issues and lobby the university, government or other bodies on such issues;
  • Communicate and liaise with equity and sustainability executives at other post-secondary institutions;
  • Make recommendations on the establishment of policy on issues relating to equity, anti-oppression, disability justice, anti-racism, sustainability, and climate justice.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that all activities and endorsements of the Board reflect the anti-oppressive mandate of the Society,
  • Shall promote the Society’s initiatives and activities that aim to raise awareness of discrimination at the University and in the community,
  • Be the Chair of the Equity and Sustainability Committee, or its equivalent, if such a committee exists,
  • Train and advise the incoming Vice President Equity and Sustainability,
  • Perform any other duties as outlined in the Bylaws, regulations or as assigned by the Board.

All members of the SFSS must be given every reasonable opportunity to submit themselves as nominees to a position on the Executive Committee or submit a referendum question for consideration on the upcoming ballot.

Proposed candidates will be deemed eligible to run in a Society election where they meet the eligibility criteria, submit a complete Nomination Package, and attend a candidate orientation. For more information on how to submit the Nomination Package, see NP-3: Nomination Submission and Review in the SFSS Elections and Referenda Policies.

All nominees to a position on the Executive Committee are required to attend one of these 2 scheduled candidate orientations via Zoom (Subject to change):

  • Orientation 1: October 18, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Orientation 2: October 19, 5:30-6:30pm

Have a question? Contact the IEC during office hours using this Zoom link or send an email to [email protected].

IEC Office Hours (Remote until further notice)
Tuesday: 3:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:00-3:00 pm
Thursday 3:30-6:30 pm
Friday 1:30-6:30 pm